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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook

By : Sasa Kovacevic, Darren Dempsey
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Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook

By: Sasa Kovacevic, Darren Dempsey

Overview of this book

You've heard about the benefits of the cloud and you want to get on board, but you’re not sure where to start, what services to use, or how to make sure your data is safe. Making the decision to move to the cloud can be daunting and it's easy to get overwhelmed, but if you're not careful, you can easily make mistakes that cost you time and money. Azure Cloud Adoption Framework Handbook is here to help. This guide will take you step-by-step through the process of making the switch to the Microsoft Azure cloud. You’ll learn everything from foundational cloud concepts and planning workload migration through to upskilling and organization transformation. As you advance, you’ll find out how to identify and align your business goals with the most suitable cloud technology options available. The chapters are designed in a way to enable you to plan for a smooth transition, while minimizing disruption to your day-to-day operations. You’ll also discover how the cloud can help drive innovation in your business or enable modern software development practices such as microservices and CI/CD. Throughout the chapters, you’ll see how decision makers can interact with other internal stakeholders to achieve success through the power of collaboration. By the end of this book, you’ll be more informed and less overwhelmed about moving your business to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: The Why
Part 2: The Plan
Part 3: The Execution and Iteration

Understanding migration

Cloud migration is the process of moving an existing application, data, or infrastructure from one cloud service to another, or from an on-premises setup to a cloud-based environment. It can help organizations to improve their operational and cost efficiency and IT scalability while providing access to advanced services such as AI and machine learning or the internet of things (IoT). Common scenarios where cloud migration is used include the following:

  • Server consolidation: This typically involves consolidating multiple physical servers into a single cloud platform, reducing overhead costs and improving scalability. The process involves migrating the data onto the new platform and ensuring that connections between different components remain intact. Additionally, it requires making any necessary changes to ensure applications run optimally in the new environment.
  • Disaster recovery: By having backups of important data stored on a separate cloud platform...